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post #1 of 2 Old Apr 13th, 2008, 7:16 pm Thread Starter
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Rear wheel, how free

I just put a new rear tire on my 2005 LT and noticed that the rear wheel doesn't really spin very freely. I have to pretty much push it around. Yes the floating rotor does restrict some at certain points but it not what is keeping it from spinning freely. Is this normal? I torqued all lug nuts to spec. Thanks

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Re: Rear wheel, how free

Well, you are turning all the driveline components all the way to the transmission output shaft, plus a little more. So there is a little stuff going on. Wheel shouldn't spin, but you should be able to turn it without too much effort.

Was that grey enough ?

Make the same check on a friends LT for comparison

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